Read more › News - 11th October 2016

parkrun filming weekend

We’re excited to let you know that we’ll be filming the next in our series of videos celebrating our partnership with parkrun at this Saturday’s Heaton parkrun.   Taking place in Manchester’s beautiful Heaton Park, it marks the beginning of a superb weekend of sport in Manchester as Sunday is the very first Aldi Manchester…

Andy Baddeley high five'ing runners at Rushmere parkrun
Read more › News - 10th October 2016

Talk to someone, and keep parkrunning!

On World Mental Health Day, parkrun world record holder and mental health awareness campaigner Andy Baddeley reveals why he runs.   The ovation I received in London in August 2012 is one I will never forget. Standing there on the start line, shoulder to shoulder with my fellow runners, about to go for glory.  …

Read more › News, Press - 9th October 2016

parkrun UK submission to Public Parks Inquiry

Written evidence submitted by parkrun UK to the Community and Local Government Select Committee Inquiry into Public Parks, October 2016   Summary parkrun is the biggest recreational running event in the country, offering free timed 5k and 2k runs every weekend. We operate mainly in parks, working in partnership with landowners to improve health, encourage exercise,…

group shot of parkrunners from the back
Read more › News - 7th October 2016

parkrun Dementia Project

We are continually striving to bring the benefits of parkrun to more and more people with impairments. Over the next few months, we’ll be reaching out to the parkrun community to talk with people with particular impairments, along with their friends, family and any parkrunners who might be able to contribute knowledge and experience from their professional…

Read more › News - 6th October 2016

The parkrun party

parkrun is a wonderful thing, and while the 5k (or the 2k in the case of junior parkrun) might be the hook it’s just an invitation really. The community parkrun creates as a result is ‘the party’.   Paul Sinton-Hewitt – our founder and statesman – couldn’t possibly have imagined when he lined up 13…

Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE with Dame Kelly Holmes
Read more › Awards, News - 6th October 2016

Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE named Wellness Champion

parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE was crowned Wellness Champion at the inaugural Pure Package Wellness Awards at London’s BAFTA.   The Wellness Champion Award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the British wellness industry and improved the health and wellness of others, and whose actions have reached a wide audience, achieved significant impact and created…

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Read more › News, Press - 6th October 2016

parkrun announces partnership with Women in Sport

parkrun is delighted to announce a partnership with Women in Sport, with a vision to help transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.   By drawing on unique insight, Women in Sport aims to champion the right of every woman and girl in the UK to take part in,…

Read more › News - 5th October 2016

Take charge of your fitness goals

Take charge of your fitness goals, with the new and improved Charge 2!   As well as the same great benefits from before including tracked steps, distance, floors climbed, calories burned, active minutes, heart rate, sleep, and exercise stats, the Charge 2 also offers guided breathing sessions, on-screen workout shortcuts and more. The sleek new…

Read more › News - 5th October 2016

The Dementiasaurus

If you were at the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday then you may have spotted a giant green dinosaur running round the city.   But don’t worry, it wasn’t Godzilla. The dinosaur was none other than Sam Evans, a Run Director at Cardiff’s junior parkrun, who made an appearance as ‘Deano the Dementiasaurus’ in aid…

Read more › News - 5th October 2016

Happy birthday parkrun!

Last Saturday marked the 12th birthday of parkrun and it was fantastic to see International parkrun Day celebrations taking place up and down the country and at every parkrun worldwide.   It’s clear that volunteers and parkrunners are helping to make the world a healthier and a happier place, and we couldn’t be more proud…

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